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October is Black History Month in the UK so we will feature books written by and about British Black people in the library displays and storytimes. The nationwide focus and celebration this year is: Black History, Arts and Culture throughout the UK.



Thursday 3 October 2019 is National Poetry Day
– The theme for National Poetry Day this year is TRUTH.

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National Poetry Day generates an explosion of activity nationwide, thousands of amazing events across the UK – in schools, libraries, bookshops and hospitals, on buses, trains and boats – all celebrating poetry’s power to bring people together. 2019 is the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Day – expect the celebrations to run all year long.



Libraries Week 7-12 October 2019, this year focussing on the role of libraries in the digital age.

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Libraries Week is a celebration of the nation’s much-loved libraries. In 2019 we are celebrating the role of libraries in the digital world. Libraries Week 2019 will celebrate and explore how libraries are engaging communities through technology, building digital skills and confidence, encouraging digital participation and inclusion, supporting health, wellbeing and education and supporting local business and enterprise.





Author Pamela Butchart
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Author of the Month


Pamela Butchart

Pamela was lucky enough to grow up in a house full of pets, have a mum and dad who were bonkers, and go to The Best Most Awesome School in the WorldTM.

Now, Pamela teaches philosophy to teenagers and spends all day pondering questions such as, ‘Is time travel possible?’ and ‘How do I know I’m not really a robot?’ The stories write themselves really… Pamela lives in Dundee with her husband, Andy, and their son, Albie, together with their two cats, Bear & Carlos.

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Ilustrator Yasmeen Ismail
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Illustrator of the Month


Yasmeen Ismail

Yasmeen is an award-winning author, illustrator and animator. She studied at art school in her hometown, Dublin, then moved to London where she worked on many different projects ranging from advertising and short films to children’s publishing, until she found herself writing and illustrating picture books.

She would love to make you laugh, have fun and enjoy her books.

She now lives in Bristol with her husband, their toddler and Betty the cat.

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Library News

The Mobile Library is back in action this term, with Kane bringing books to classes that wouldn’t otherwise access the library’s books. Students have really enjoyed choosing from the selection Kane adds to the trolley each week and it will continue all year.

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